Monday, September 01, 2008

Top 10 Tabloid Headlines for September 2008

As of 27 August 2008 the Weekly World News no longer exists in paper form, just on the web.

According to an article in Time Magazine, it began "when the National Enquirer went color and the only thing the publisher could think of doing with the black-and-white printing press was to run all the joke stories his editors came up with to entertain themselves."

Though the Weekly World News no longer exists in print, here's the headlines from the archives of City Newstand in Chicago, for writing prompts or just for fun.

Top 10 Tabloid Headlines from SEPTEMBER 1998
  1. 'MY TOILET IS POSSESSED BY SATAN!' -- WWN
  2. 'A SPACE ALIEN ATE MY DOG!' -- WWN
  3. A POLAR BEAR ATE OUR JEEP! -- WWN
  4. DRUG-SNIFFING GORILLA RIPS SMUGGLER'S ARM OFF! -- WWN
  5. 'I WAS SEXUALLY MOLESTED BY A GIANT OCTOPUS!' -- WWN
  6. MOM FIGHTS COUGAR -- WITH A PENKNIFE! -- SUN
  7. Gutsy granny kills 350-lb. bear -- with a pruning knife! -- WWN
  8. DOLPHIN EYEBALLS ARE HOT DISH IN JAPAN! -- WWN
  9. Burglar-alarm factory robbed! -- WWN
  10. THE GHOST OF ELVIS GOT ME OFF DRUGS! -- WWN
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